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We continue to monitor the constantly evolving information and news related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Per the Governor of Virginia's Executive Order 55, a call for a stay at home order has been issued until June 10, 2020. Our doors will tentatively reopen on June 15, 2020.
Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am–5pm
Closed Easter, First Day of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve and New Years Day.
The VHM closes at 1PM the day before Thanksgiving.


The Virginia Holocaust Museum is always free and open to the public.


Free parking is provided for museum guests in our lot on Cary Street
Buses may park in the overflow parking on Dock Street.


2000 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223

Upcoming Events

Sam-Web-320 Museum Update from our Executive Director, Sam Asher The museum continues to remain closed under Governor Northam’s COVID-19 Executive Order.

We have been meeting with the museums in Richmond
and are planning a series of openings around June 15, 2020, depending on when restrictions are lifted
Video Update from our Executive Director More Updates
Group Tours For groups 10 or more, the VHM provides docent-led tours of the exhibits. Guided ours must be scheduled in advance and are offered for groups Grade 6 and up. Simone Schwarz lighting a candle Simone Schwarz, OBM
Holocaust Survivor
Candle Lighting Ceremony
Yom HaShoah 2016
Yom HaShoah:
Never Forget
Learn More April 21 is Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Every year we pause to remember and honor the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. While we could not hold our ceremony this year, we wanted to bring our candle lighting ceremony from 2016 to you. In this video you will see Holocaust survivors lighting the 6 memorial candles and hear the El Malei Rachamim prayer performed by Cantor Sarah Beck-Berman.
Click here for our candle lighting ceremony from 2016
Stories of 9 diplomats
who were recognized as
“Righteous Among the Nations."
Beyond Duty Now through June 30, 2020 New Layer In partnership with the Embassy of Israel,
the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
and Yad Vashem
Learn More
Learn More The Virginia Holocaust Museum, in partnership with the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia and the Richmond Symphony, has made the decision to postpone the Violins of Hope exhibit and concerts until August through October 2021 in order to protect the safety of our guests, attendees, teams and performers. Please stay tuned for additional updates and news. Resources for Students Holocaust History FAQs Interactive Timeline Suggested Reading for Students Student Opportunities Learn about Holocaust Survivors in VA Resources for Teachers Classroom Resources Suggested Reading for Educators Professional Development Opportunities Lesson Plans SHARE // IMPACT We want to hear from you! How has your visit to the Museum impacted you?

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